Meet the volunteers: Jason Pyper Davis


We have been delighted to have artist Jason Pyper Davis mentoring Connect artist, David McCracken.  Jason has lent us his expertise in sculpture, working with David to share his knowledge in casting.  David has spent weeks creating a clay sculpture which he was keen to cast in another material.

‘Both my parents are artists and so I grew up playing in their studios which brought about my love for art.  From a very young age I was drawn to working in 3D and this lead me to study silver smithing and jewellery after leaving school.  I studied this for 2 years but became increasingly frustrated by the limitations on the size of piece I could make and so I went on to study Fine Art Sculpture at the Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 1996. Since then I have been lucky enough to work full time as an artist selling paintings and sculptures and also jewellery commissions.

'I became a volunteer at Project Ability after talking to Tracy Gorman who co-ordinates the volunteer programme and who I also share a studio with.  It has been a great opportunity to work with a great organisation that does great work.  The atmosphere around the place is one of fun and creativity.  It has been a joy to come in and volunteer, sharing my knowledge of casting with David.  I would highly recommend volunteering with Project Ability and I would definitely do it again if I have the chance.’

Watch this space for images of David’s final cast!

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